30 years is a long time in any industry and undoubtedly there will be a considerable amount of change in that time.

 

The mining industry is no exception but advancements and improvements in technology and innovation in the last few years have garnered the biggest change, according Cape Chief Operations Officer Greg Hutchinson.

 

Despite the variety of changes that have occurred Mr Hutchinson said Cape’s expert crushing and screening teams have been able to constantly deliver on time and on budget for a diverse range of mining companies.

 

“Our team has a proven track record working on campaign projects through to long term high tonnage production crushing projects,” he said. “We really pride ourselves on building project specific teams and then being flexible and adaptable to our clients’ needs.”

 

Through this flexibility Cape has successfully been able to service companies working across a variety of commodities including gold, iron ore and nickel. 

 

Mr Hutchinson said Cape’s diverse experience across resources was an asset and put the company in a strong position for the future.

 

“By taking on such diverse projects we’ve invested heavily in our equipment, and our teams have gained invaluable knowledge and experience,” he said. “Our proven track record shows we’re primed to successfully take on any project new clients present to us.”

 

An example of this can be seen through the custom design for the primary crushing facility for BHP Nickewest’s Kambalda project where Cape designed, fabricated, transported and assembled a modular circuit that is relocatable and allows easy access of both operation and maintenance.

 

Added to Cape’s experience across a variety of commodities, lithium has recently been added to the mix off the back of the recent upswing in global demand for the commodity with Cape being employed to work at two key lithium projects in Western Australia.

 

The first of which is a contract to work at Talison Mineral’s flagship Greenbushes mine where Cape is set to crush, screen and stockpile 3 million tonnes of lithium ore and Mr Hutchinson said Cape was heavily involved with the mine’s expansion.

 

“Cape has proved its adaptability and flexibility in maintaining current production volumes as Talison are upgrading the mine to substantially increase its production in 2019,” he said. 

 

The other lithium project Cape is working on is Tawana Resources’ maiden operation in the Eastern Goldfields. Through this contact, Cape will crush, screen, stockpile and feed around 6 million tonnes of lithium and tantalum into the Bald Hill processing plant.

 

“This is an exciting time for the resources sector and we’re excited to play our part in what the future holds,” Mr Hutchinson said.

 

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